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Isabella Bird, one of history's great travelers.Great Travel Writers of History

In this section GoNOMAD presents some of the finest travel writers in history from Charles Dickens chatting with a Choctaw chieftain aboard a steamboat on the Ohio River, to Isabella Bird riding her pony through remoted snowbound passages in the Colorado Rockies.

If you have a favorite travel writer from another era whom you would like to see featured here, email Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne.

Read excerpts from the great travel writers of history:

Exploring English Castles: In Pictures
Plattsburgh, NY: The Heart of History
New Orleans: The Haunts of the Literati
Brittany, France: Remembering WW II
Pennsylvania: Civil War History at Gettysburg
Taking A Walk Through Historic Boston

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